Pagoda Street

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kim buay p
Singapore, Singapore11,016 contributions
Nov 2020
Pagoda Street got its name due to the majestic gopuram (grand tower) at the Sri Mariamman Temple's entrance. Chinatown MRT exit A opens to Pagoda Steet.
Most of the shophouses here were built around 1843 and some were holding stations for coolies. One well-known firm for the coolie trade here was Kwong Hup Yuen at 37 Pagoda Street. This street is also known for its opium dens to serve the coolies. There is a heritage marker at 34 Pagoda Street as it was formerly an opium den.
The Chinatown Heritage Centre (No. 48) is strongly recommended to understand the lives of tenants in an authentically conserved shophouse.
At the back alley of No 83 is a mural by Yip Yew Chong titled "Mid-Autumn Festival".
Written 27 January 2021
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Shresthanjan Nath
Guwahati, India578 contributions
Feb 2020 • Couples
Located in Chinatown, these place has it all, Chinese eateries, souvenir shops, electronic shops, money exchange, bars and much more.
Written 17 April 2020
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Grover R
Pensacola, FL15,204 contributions
Feb 2020
For us this was the best place to shop. I got a 2 suits here, my wife found some black pearls and of course we found plenty of trinkets and souvenirs. However it is not all shopping. This is an historic merchants district in Chinatown and the architecture is one of the best things about this attraction. In addition you can find places to eat and a Hindu temple to visit with Buddhist temples and mosque nearby. In the end this is the Heart of Chinatown in Singapore.
Written 13 March 2020
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MKatherina
Malaysia78 contributions
Nov 2019 • Friends
Tourists throng this street in the evenings. Many stalls, trinkets, souvenirs, clothing at very low prices . Liked the authentic Chinese food.
Written 7 November 2019
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alhasan1909
Lahore, Pakistan934 contributions
Feb 2019 • Family
We were lucky to visit during the Chinese New Year all of Chinatown was decorated amazingly. Temple street was no exception the street has beautiful shop houses and most of the shops are small businesses giving this place a very homely feel. Many souvenir shops and restaurants the main attraction here is the oldest Hindu Temple.
Written 6 November 2019
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yongmengt2017
Singapore, Singapore153 contributions
Sep 2019 • Friends
Wonderful street in China Town of Singapore. Vibrant and dynamic. Besides witnessing history of Singapore, visitor can get souvenirs, arts pieces at reasonable price. In addition, there are number of good authentic chinese restaurants in the area. A must visit place.
Written 29 September 2019
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Stone Guru
Margate, Australia7 contributions
Aug 2019 • Couples
We popped into china town to look around. Seen some orchard jewellery which the sales staff at Myer's Jewellery had told us was 24k including the chain. Not gold plated chain, only the orchard was dipped or gold plated.

Was charged for real 😳 gold -24k
We where supplied fake gold jewelry that is available in souvenir shops for 1/3 the price.

###fraud reported##

Be aware. No website, no Facebook updates for four years, other bad reviews on google.

Written 25 August 2019
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WendyMcL13
Fleet, UK364 contributions
Aug 2019
Exit the MRT station at Pagoda street and you will find yourself in a vibrant buzzing tourist street. Many souvenir shops selling fans, ceramic figures, clothes scarves, jewellery and some even selling the very smelly Durian fruit. Worth a visit. Nearby you will find a popular Dim Sum restaurant Yum Cha - we loved it there.
Old colonial style buildings abound in Pagoda st and the surrounding area. This gives you an idea of what the old pre-skyscraper days would have been like in Singapore.
Written 24 August 2019
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SurfingWild
Bandung, Indonesia39,638 contributions
May 2019 • Solo
This is one of Chinatown's busiest street as far as visitors are concerned and where you can find lots of stalls and shops selling all kinds of souvenirs such as at 3 for S$10 on cheap touristy goods. There are also many restaurants, street foods, hotels, hostels and clothing boutiques.

At the southern end of the street is the Sri Mariamman Temple while at he northern end is an MRT Station. Half way along the street are such places as The Tin Tin Shop and the Chinatown Heritage Centre which were both very interesting to visit.

Pagoda street connects to Temple Street, another of the important Chinatown streets by way of smaller roads.

I think it is definitely worth visiting Pagoda Street especially to see the Chinatown Heritage Centre which I thoroughly enjoyed.
Written 7 June 2019
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trek4cs
Toronto, Canada195 contributions
Mar 2019 • Couples
I was looking for a silk kimono and couldn't find what i really wanted and needed and was in my size. I was referred by another shop keeper to BS (Best Souvenirs) to see Ms. Nasar. This shop is at 47 Pagoda St. I was very pleased at the selection and time Ms. Nasar took to find me a kimono that fit my larger size, and in a quality and price that suited by budget. Ms. Nasar didn't rush me and she showed me many kimonos without rushing me and to ensure we found something that i liked and at a price i was willing to pay. I would recommend this shop to anyone looking for a silk or cotton kimono.
Written 17 March 2019
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